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Today the first Wind turbine components for the Rentel wind farm have arrived on the REBO Site in Ostend. Two blade sets and six top towers are the first components that have been shipped with the Rotra Mare from Esbjerg to Ostend. In the coming weeks more components will follow from Aalborg (blades), Esbjerg (blades and towers), Cuxhaven (nacelles) and Vietnam (towers), to create a stock of components of maximum 12 nacelles, 36 tower parts and 36 blades. Work is progressing well on the REBO Site where everything is being arranged for the load-in of components via the RORO ramp, the pre-assembly of the wind turbine components and for load-out of the wind turbine components on the Installation Vessel. The main activity on the REBO site will be the pre-assembly of the three tower parts to one complete tower which will be executed on a special 8-pack tower stand which has been built on the load-out quay of the REBO site. The Installation of the 42 Rentel Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy 7.0-154 wind turbines is scheduled to start early May 2018, and will be executed with the Sea-Installer a vessel from the A2Sea group recently acquired by the DEME Group. “This is the start of

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Oceanteam Solutions, in cooperation with Blue Offshore, has successfully executed the first cable loadout at client’s premises and more loadouts will follow later this year. The cable was transferred from client’s cable basket to Oceanteam's storage solution: a barge equipped with a turntable that can hold up to 5300 tonne of cable, a loading tower and smaller cable handling equipment. This turnkey cable storage solution has multiple advantages for the client; the barge with turntable can be conveniently located along client’s quayside instead of taking up onshore space, Oceanteam Solutions can take the responsibility of spooling the cable with its experienced cable handling crew and the stored cable can be picked up at any convenient location and time by the cable lay vessel. “Together with Blue Offshore we are proud to support this client with our experience and expertise in storage and cable handling solutions. Oceanteam Solutions has an extensive track record of storing and handling cable at our own cable storage facilities in Velsen Noord, The Netherlands or on location, supported by our own equipment pool of multiple turntables in various sizes, says Haico Halbesma, CEO at Oceanteam.” This loadout is part of a recently signed contract for the supply of a 5300T

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Emden. The holistic acute – and emergency medical care concept WINDEAcare remains the leading product for the construction and operation of offshore wind farms. EnBW and the Canadian energy company Enbridge Inc. - with their new offshore wind farm Hohe See - also put their trust in the comprehensive expertise of the partners of this unique concept in offshore rescue. The Hohe See wind farm, a joint project of Enbridge Inc. and Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (EnBW), is being built far from the coast in the North Sea. Around 95 kilometers north of Borkum and about 100 kilometers northwest of Helgoland, it will occupy an area of about 42 square kilometres. In a later construction phase, the smaller offshore wind farm Albatros will be added, also supported by WINDEAcare. Together, the two offshore wind farms will produce 2.5 billion kilowatt hours of electricity for 710,000 households by 2019. As of February 2018, WINDEAcare will be fully responsible for the care and rescue of sick or injured persons 24/7, 365 days a year during the entire installation period. Each partner contributes its unique know-how, which creates a complete overall concept: Northern HeliCopter has a rescue helicopter with flight and medical crew in St. Peter-Ording.

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• It marks the largest-ever offshore project in the history of Siemens Gamesa, the world leader in the segment • The company will install its SG 8.0-167 DD turbines with power boost functionality at the Hornsea Project Two offshore facility located 89 km off the east coast of England Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been awarded exclusivity by Danish energy group Ørsted for the supply and service of wind turbines for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind project, being developed in British waters, where it will install its SG 8.0-167 DD turbines with total capacity of 1,386 MW. This offshore wind farm, which will be the world’s biggest offshore wind farm when operational in 2022, is also the largest offshore project in Siemens Gamesa's history, the biggest to date being Hornsea One (1,218 MW), similarly developed by Ørsted. Located 89 kilometres off the east coast of England, the wind farm will span 462 km2. The nacelles will be produced at the new factory in Cuxhaven, Germany, while the majority of blades will be made at the factory in Hull, UK, where the pre-assembly work will also be carried out. Towers are expected to be partly sourced from UK suppliers. "We are very pleased that Ørsted

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The 151-metre, self-propelled, DP2 jack-up rig Seafox 5 has left the Damen Verolme Rotterdam (DVR) shipyard following a four-month refit in which the boom of its main crane was lengthened to prepare it for a new contract, along with a range of maintenance and other upgrade works. Seafox 5 is now equipped to undertake offshore wind projects involving the next generation of larger wind turbines in water depths of up to 65 metres. Delivered in 2012, Seafox 5 is owned and operated by jack-up specialist Seafox BV; the world´s largest offshore jack-up ASV / offshore support company.  151 metres long and with a breadth of 50 metres, she is the largest vessel in the Seafox fleet and has a 1,200 tonne main crane and accommodation for up to 150 personnel. Her arrival at DVR in September last year marked her first time in drydock since her initial delivery. The primary reason for the visit was to lengthen the main boom of her Liebherr crane. This will enable her to fulfil an upcoming contract with GeoSea to install 66 six-megawatt wind turbines at the Merkur wind farm off the coast of Germany. While she was alongside, a series of other works were undertaken

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Greensmith Energy, a part of the Wärtsilä technology group, was selected by Origis Energy USA to provide advanced energy storage integrated with solar photovoltaic (PV) in Sterling, Massachusetts, USA. The resultant hybrid system will allow the PV installation to better handle peak loads and provide secure, reliable electricity supply to the Municipality and State. Greensmith Energy will deliver the 1 MW / 2 MWh energy storage system using LG Chem batteries and Sungrow inverters to Origis Energy, a leading US-based provider of solar energy and storage solutions, with over 1 gigawatt of developed solar capacity. The order was booked in the fourth quarter of 2017. “Energy storage is the integrative component to deployable community solar plus storage projects like the system we are installing for the Sterling Municipal Light Department,” said Josh Teigiser, Director of Development & Energy Storage, Origis Energy. “Greensmith is an acknowledged leader in this field and we are pleased to partner with them on this project.” “We are delighted to partner with Origis Energy as Massachusetts and the entire region embarks on a strategy to maximize renewable resources, integrated with our advanced energy storage technology and software,” said John G. Jung, CEO of Greensmith. “Milestone installations like the Sterling

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Construction of the UK’s largest offshore wind operations and maintenance hub is now underway. Ørsted has appointed UK construction firm Hobson & Porter as the principal contractor for a multi-million-pound extension to its offshore wind operations centre at the Royal Docks in Grimsby. The Ørsted East Coast Hub, as it will be known, will be the UK’s largest offshore wind operations and maintenance facility and will serve some of Ørsted’s east coast projects, including the world’s biggest offshore wind farms. Based in Hull and working across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, Hobson & Porter has built a strong and sustainable relationship with Ørsted, with the construction of the new operations centre representing its fifth contract with the global leader in offshore wind. In December 2014, Hobson & Porter completed the operations base and warehouses for Ørsted, formerly DONG Energy, to service its Westermost Rough and Lincs offshore wind farms. The contract involved the construction of a two-storey office building and the refurbishment of an existing warehouse at Grimsby’s Royal Docks building to provide an onshore base for the offshore wind farm. This new contract signals a substantial extension to the existing facility to create a world-class offshore wind hub. Transforming the way wind farms are supported,

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▪ ENcome ranked No. 1 independent service provider in Europe ▪ ENcome ranked No. 2 independent service provider globally ▪ Assets under Management approximately 1.1 GW Klagenfurt am Wörthersee (13/02/2017): The very successful business development of ENcome has now also been confirmed by top ratings from independent industry experts. On the backdrop of the ongoing expansion of their O&M services in 2017, the recently issued GTM Research report “Global Solar PV O&M 2017-2022: Markets, Services and Competitors” shows top rankings in the independent O&M service provider category, where ENcome was ranked No. 1 in Europe, and No. 2 globally. "With more than 1 GW of PV capacity under management at the end of Q3 2017, ENcome is the largest independent PV O&M service provider in Europe and the second largest on a global scale. I am impressed with ENcome’s growth in 2017, achieved organically in a highly-competitive and fragmented European market. ENcome’s successful development illustrates a shift of the market towards professional O&M service providers", said Cedric Brehaut from SOLICHAMBA, the industry's preeminent analyst and author of the newly released GTM Research report. “We are very pleased with the GTM rankings, which give evidence of our solid business performance in a competitive environment”, says Andreas Leimbach. “The market increasingly realizes that our professional O&M services are the major

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ADS-TEC from Nürtingen realises the first large-scale battery for grid stabilisation in the Oberallgäu district The energy revolution has arrived in the deepest reaches of the Allgäu region: The first battery power plant with an output of more than one megawatt was recently commissioned in the remote community of Bruck in the municipality of Bad Hindelang near Sonthofen (Bavaria). The large-scale storage system is connected to the trans-European grid and since February 2018 has been responsible for grid stabilisation. Unlike conventional power plants, the reaction time of a lithium-ion battery storage system is extremely fast and flexible. In fractions of a second, a large amount of power can be collected from the grid and fed in again. This technology is also already providing a series of economic benefits. The storage system is a StoraXe complete system from the Nürtingen-based company ADS-TEC. Project engineer Patrick Weiß notes: "Today, the expansion of large-scale battery storage systems for stabilising power supply networks is becoming increasingly important – be it for safeguarding industry or tourism in popular ski resorts." The system is housed in two containers and was delivered together with transformer, inverter, control system and climate control technology as a turnkey system within just a few months.

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Subsea services firm, Rovco was crowned the New Enterprise of the Year at the prestigious Subsea UK Awards in Aberdeen last week. Held during Subsea Expo, Europe’s largest subsea-focused exhibition and conference, the ceremony brought together more than 600 industry professionals to recognise the finest talent, leadership and contributions across the sector. Bristol-based Rovco was presented with the New Enterprise accolade in recognition of its outstanding performance in the subsea sector and its plans for future growth, both within the UK and internationally. The company beat off stiff competition from respected industry peers to pick up the title, which commends successful start-ups that have made significant progress in less than three years of operation. Entrants were judged on overall vision, commercial performance to date and market differentiation. Former ROV superintendent, Brian Allen set up Rovco in 2016 to bring a unique offering to the market, utilising the latest AUV and ROV systems to deliver a cost effective solution for gathering critical data in even the most challenging seas. The company has maintained its strong position since formation and has been profitable since six months into starting up. Mr Allen, CEO of Rovco, commented: “We are very proud of the business we have developed, and to have

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